December is always when I do that stuff the best. I can hunker down and really make sure I'm still pointed toward my own true north star, and not drifting around somewhere in someone else's expectations. That's what the Quest is for.
Author: AK Anderson
I don’t know where to begin
I know I need to write about this in order to absorb it more completely. That until I try to wrap words around these events, I won't know what I think about them. So, I'm coming to this blank screen, and this empty desk to write. I don't know where it will end up. Or … Continue reading I don’t know where to begin
From Hiking Poles to Wizard Staffs
My ankles are unreliable. When my rheumatologist presses the weird puffy bubbles of swelling at my joints, he says things like "this is rich with synovial fluid". That WD40 of the joints is supposed to be IN THE JOINTS not poufing out my fingers and feet. The lack of bio-lubricant sometimes makes for painful situations. … Continue reading From Hiking Poles to Wizard Staffs
Word Choices to Build With
Words have power. Storytellers and poets know this. The right word - the right image - can shape a thought, or elicit an emotion. Words are actions and prayers and energy that we put out into the world. The power to give shape to an indescribable experience via metaphor is more than most of us … Continue reading Word Choices to Build With
Where 2018 Begins In Me
A few years ago, I started setting, checking and keeping my goals on a quarterly basis, rather than an annual one. I find that allows for flexibility and movement that annual goals seem to lack. You'll also notice that I call these "goals" rather than "resolutions". I'm not resolving anything. I'm just looking at the … Continue reading Where 2018 Begins In Me
Earlier this week, I wrote my round up of all of the things that happened in 2017. The surprises, the good and the bad. One of those things that I wrote about was that I've been working on asking for and receiving help from others. It's funny that today's Quest 2016 instigations are about that, … Continue reading Inviting Change
2017 buried deep grace under the sorrow
Every year, I learn how to set goals that are a little more flexible, a little gentler, and a little better than those from years prior. The Quest helps me walk a small labyrinth to zoom in on the center of who I am, and who I envision myself becoming. The other thing that I … Continue reading 2017 buried deep grace under the sorrow
What Does an Introvert’s Network Look Like?
On the introversion / extroversion continuum, I'm all the way to the introverted end. It takes two weeks of complete solitude and silence for me to blink owlishly into the daylight and remember that human beings are social animals, and that I am a human being. If I have access to a cat, dog, rabbit, … Continue reading What Does an Introvert’s Network Look Like?
Feel the Dream
Today's Quest 2018 instigations are about dreaming. First, we envisioned our best year, and our purpose. My best year vision is one of foundations - laying solid ground to build more on later. It's about work, about storytelling, and graduate school, about self-care. My purpose thoughts circled around writing about my experiences of illness, and … Continue reading Feel the Dream
Questing on Purpose
This morning brought with it the first pair of instigations as part of the 2018 Quest. This week is about exploring and testing personal purpose. I don't usually like audio content, but this morning, I had the quiet and the space to listen to the interview between Jeffrey Davis, Caroline Miller and Katie Daleabout. Jeffrey … Continue reading Questing on Purpose